Jason is a eleven-year-old Phillies Phan who participates in cross-country and basketball . After being sick for a few days he was taken to the emergency room at the local hospital. Since he was uninsured, they told his mother he was just dehydrated (without running any tests) and to just give him Gatorade and sent him home. Knowing something wasn’t right, she brought him back a few days later and insisted they do tests. They found out his appendix ruptured and he had a very serious infection and rushed him to CHOP. They were able to surgically drain one abscess, but after numerous ultrasounds found out the other was too buried in his abdomen to get to without risking further infection. He received antibiotics every 6 hours through his IV to try and decrease the abscess. After an excruciating 16 day stay at CHOP he was allowed to go home, but still on antibiotics until the abscess shrinks and they are able to remove his appendix. Jason’s parents struggled to balance being there with him in the hospital and taking care of their two-year-old son. His mother’s employment was nice enough to give her time off to take care of her family, but they have suffered financially because of this. After multiple procedures, his medical bills are well over $100,000. CHARITY CARE DENIED THEIR CASE due to a miscommunication with Social Services. See the mother's comments below.